When picking an officiant, especially when you don’t belong to a church, many couples turn to their family and friends. But what most people don’t do is think of their mom. Usually the obvious choice would be a Dad or Grandfather, maybe even a close friend. But why not have your mom perform the ceremony?
That’s what happened here. That lady there on the left side of the photo is the groom’s mom. And look at how happy she is!
Photo courtesy of Andy & Angie Wood
For any of you black and white brides out there, one of you should wear this dress.
Love the modern, sculpted bodice, and how chic this overall look is.
This would also be good for any of you winter brides.
PLUS, this dress is only $245. That’s a steal if you ask me…
While I’m out indulging in day-after-Thanksgiving shopping and checking things off of my Christmas gift list, I’m sharing with you another list of mine.
For those of you keeping up with my wedding plans, here is the list of things we still have left to do on our list:
- Book transportation
- Book make-up artist and hairstylist for me and my girls
- Find jewelry for me and my girls
- Have our guys buy their groomsmen attire
- Book production company for lighting/reception set-up
- Print all paper goods (save the dates, invites, etc.)
- Taste test reception food
- Order cake
- Order materials for centerpieces and do a mock-up
- BOOK VIDEOGRAPHER (more on this at a later date)
- Shop with Mom and future mother-in-law for their attire
That’s about it. There are obviously some smaller details that are not all that important. And, as you can see, all we really have left are the minor details. Pretty much of all of our big stuff is out of the way, with the exception of a few things above. We made sure to get all of the big stuff out of the way so we had a good 6-7 months to really focus on the details that will help make our wedding the wonderful event we intend on it being.
There are a few things not on that list, that are not high priority for us right now. These items are just what we are focusing on next.
How far have some of you gotten? Were you on top of things or did you procrastinate a bit?
Just one of the many things I am thankful for…my relationship with the wonderful Pilot in my life.
Photo courtesy of Lisa Hessel Photography
Happy Thanksgiving to all of my fantastic readers. Thank you for reading the Landlocked Bride.
I wish you all a day filled with love.
In lieu of a wedding cake, why not serve an array of pies?!
I think this idea is great, especially if you and your significant other are not big cake fans. And, you can serve several different flavors/options to keep all of your guests happy. Your guests will walk away remembering that tasteful element of your wedding!
Remember to include the things you like in your wedding – even if that means opting for wedding pies over a cake!
Don’t you just love when you find out about great hidden gems in town to take pictures or grab a bite to eat? Well, I know I do.
Local photographer, Clary Pfeiffer, shot a wedding recently and had taken some shots of the bride and groom in a great, modern space. And, fitting enough, it was at the Contemporary Art Museum. Not everyone is a fan of this look, but I definitely am! Allows the photographer to really focus on the bride and groom without distracting decor, plus the light that day looked perfect!
Images courtesy of Clary Photo
Although, I somewhat cringe at the sight of kelly green (I can’t help it, they were my high school colors). I really love the freshness of this table set up and the palette.
The green with the stark white really pops – which is great. The last thing a bride would want is for her decor to fade out with the table linens. Plus this is a great case of “all you can get are white linens, how do you incorporate color?”
Back in mid-October, Colorado-based photographer, James Christianson flew out to Cape Girardeau, MO to shoot the wedding of fellow Colorado photographer, Laura Dombrowski. Oddly enough, I had flown out to Colorado that same weekend to visit with a good friend (who happens to be James’ intern). Laura is from Missouri, but attend school in Denver and stayed (Yes, I’m very jealous). James recently posted shots from her wedding (which are gorgeous). Also sprinkled in this beautiful post of pictures are some shots from Michelle Huesgen of Untamed Heart Photography, who was James‘ second shooter, and a friend of the bride. And, note – this is one picture-heavy post. Enjoy!!
I’m pretty sure that dress is the Romona Keveza I had my eye on for a long time. Love the one shoulder look and the LOVE the ruffles.
The bride and groom opted to do their first look with no one around (which I highly recommend – it gives you two some alone time).
I absolutely love that Laura’s bouquet was a pomander of billy balls!
And, how gorgeous was their ceremony location? It was on a golf course in Cape, and guests were driven out to the hole by golf carts (adorable)!
And, let me just plug the fact that I loved that these two walked down the aisle with both of their parents. Such a great idea.
And, if you’re wondering (because I probably would), Laura is the creator of these fun save the dates!
Check out this fun idea for your guests:
It’s a kissing mirror! The couple had a table set up next to the mirror with instructions:
1. Choose your favorite shade
2. Pucker up for good luck
3. Give us your autograph
Such a creative way to get your guests involved, and you have a crazy mirror to hang in your place after the wedding!